Grassroots Action Committee adds Two Survivors, Caregiver

Alexandria, Va. – July 7, 2016 — Fight CRC’s Grassroots Action Committee (GAC), a volunteer committee dedicated to leading grassroots advocacy efforts, recently welcomed three new members committed to leading others and volunteering their time to the cause. Joining the 2016-2017 committee are survivors Amanda Houston and Chris Ganser,…

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Finding My Calling

Lauren Addy is from West Columbia, South Carolina. She became involved with colorectal cancer advocacy and awareness after her mother’s diagnosis of stage III colon cancer in May 2000. She has been a member of many committees and local advocacy groups for 15 years and…

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Walter Hickman

Say Yes to Advocacy

Walter Hickman is a stage II colon cancer survivor, member of the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) and an awareness activist. He lives in Lithonia, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) with his wife Nsenga, son Walter lll, and daughters MacKenzie and Nsenga. He has worked as…

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Advocate Spotlight: Kristin Keesen

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: advocacy isn’t for the faint of heart! Persistence is a key theme for many of our advocates. Kristin Keesen, stage III survivor and Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) member’s efforts recently paid off after years of advocating….

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Why Kristin Keesen Fundraises for Fight CRC

Fight Colorectal Cancer keeps its doors open and programs going thanks to the generosity of others. As a nonprofit, we rely on funding from program sponsors, generous donors and passionate fundraisers like Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) & RATS committee member Kristin Keesen. Check out why…

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Emily’s Thank You to our Grassroots Action Committee

by Emily White, Advocacy Manager At Fight Colorectal Cancer, maybe our mantra should be “it takes a village to grow a movement.” We couldn’t do what we do without the support of committed volunteers and advocates across the country. At the core of Fight Colorectal…

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Remembering Arlene Murphy

The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is deeply saddened by the loss of Arlene Murphy who passed away January 29, 2011. Arlene was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in September 2004, and over the years underwent several surgeries and numerous different chemotherapies. In July 2009, she retired…

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